Product Description

Belguard Shea butter is a refined material with color varying from creamy white to pale yellow fat obtained from crude shea butter which are imported from West Africa. Shea butter is a natural plant based oil that is solid at ambient temperature.

Shea butter is Triglyceride fat made up of predominantly Stearic and Oleic fatty acids, apart from other fatty acid like Palmitic, Linolenic and Arachidic acids. The percentage of saturated fatty acid is around 46% and that of unsaturated is around 53%.

Stearic acid in the Shea butter is responsible for the texture and melting characteristic and useful applications in the Confectionary industry. Cocoa butter Equivalent (CBE) and Cocoa butter Substitute (CBS) from Shea Stearin. Shea Olein or Oleic acid has tremendous emollient properties and widely used in the Cosmetics for the manufacture of Hair and Skin Care products.

It is an excellent ointment base mainly used in cosmetic industry .It has high content of unsaponifiable matter which enhances in improving skin texture. Shea butter is an excellent skin conditioning agent with good spreadability & non oily skin feel . It is widely used in cosmetic industry for skin care, hair care products & in medicinal ointments.


Product Name Shea Butter
CAS No. 91080-23-8 / 194043-92-0
EINECS No. 293-515-7
INCI Name Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter

Technical Data

Description Parameter
Appearance Creamy white to pale yellow.
Odour Mild Characteristic
Free Fatty Acid w/w Max1%
Moisture Content w/w 0.5 % Max
Unsaponifiable matter w/w 4-10 %
Melting point Deg C 29°C - 50°C
Saponification Value, Mg KOH /gm 165-190
Iodine Value, gJ2/100gm 45-65
Density at 40° Deg C 0.89-0.93
Peroxide value, Meq/O2/kg 10.0 Max
Refracive Index at 44° Deg C 1.462-1.485


Its recommended usage level is application dependant. Balms (5-100%), Bar soaps (3-6%), Lotions and Creams (3-5%) and Hair conditioners (2-5%)


Store in a cool dark place away from natural sunlight.

Expiry Date

Two year from the date of manufacturing.


Available in 22 Kg in PPCP Pails.